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Wahine Mast at Korohiwa Bay

Wahine Mast at Korohiwa Bay

Just to the right of the house is Burdons' Gate beyond which vehicles don't get access.

In the background is Camp Bay where S1 was washed ashore upsidedown and damaged.

Ross Jamieson spoke at the installation as did Ken Scadden of MAANZ our Maritime Archaeology Association.

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A dedication will be held on April 10 this year. The 42nd anniversary of the sinking.

Mayor Ogden laid three red roses at the base from survivor Shirley Hick for her children Alma, Gordon and David who was the only one to survive.
 

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A very fitting memorial - I should like to visit it when I'm next in Wellington. I just can't believe the mast lay abandoned all this time in the council yards. But good to see it has survived.
 

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Hi Martin - great to see that something has at long last been done with the mast - do you know if they are going to paint it buff or leave it white.
I spoke to Shirley yesterday and she was also glad to see that the mast has ended up at Eastbourne as that's where almost all the fatalities occurred.
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Yes about time the mast has been placed in memorium. Would be nice to see it in buff colour though.
 

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Hi Guys,

The surface is a proctective coating against rust and tagging [a form of graffiti].
In a way, given what happened south of there, I think white is fitting.
Cambria, The fog horns are also in storage, One was got to go a few years back. The funnel also was with the masts but deteriorated to the stage that it was only fit for scrap.

cheers

Martin
 

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Emmanuel,
I think that will be the final colour. On the drive back I could see from over by Horokiwi....just.

If it is painted buff it would blend in more. I can appreciate the wish to see it in its original colours though.

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Martin
 

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There's already been one letter in the news paper about it - the council claiming that it will be easier to maintain if its white - I don't thinks so - the mast in Frank Kitts park which is painted buff still looks very good, the colour wearing well, I just wish that those who know nothing about the subject would at least speak to those who do and take some guidance - typical I guess.
It will be interesting to see how things develope - its very visible from Beacon Hill.
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The white mast is clearly visible from seaward. On the cruise ship I was on recently, the commentary from the bridge referred to it as we passed, which I think shows that it is serving its intended purpose as a memorial.
 

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